First published in 1740, Samuel Richardson's "Pamela," the story of a maid who marries way up, was scandalous in its time. For those familiar with its profound influence on the romance genre, it continues to be scandalous today, though for quite different reasons.
Unfortunately, the book is largely forgotten outside of academia. Fortunately, Katherine Woodbury has read it so you don't have to!
As she did with "A Man of Few Words," Fitzwilliam Darcy's version of the critical events in "Pride and Prejudice," Katherine Woodbury has again taken a literary classic and flipped the narrative point of view upside down. This time, though, with a postmodern twist.
In a world where characters from novels can be put on trial for their literary crimes, Mr. B, the famously redeemed rake of "Pamela," must defend his actions before a panel of skeptical literary scholars. Can he salvage his good name and win back his wife?
Step into the courtroom and judge for yourself!
|Publisher:||Peaks Island Press|
|File size:||477 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Katherine Woodbury reveres Jane Austen, "Columbo," classic fairy tales, and cats. The author of twenty-five published short stories and seven novellas, Katherine (Kate) has spent her writing career tackling mermaids, bemused cops, Greek heroes, Joan of Arc, a devil's assistant, aliens with wings, and a not-quite-dead Viking funeral bride. Now she's turned her writing hand to a mystery series with a no-nonsense detective and paranormal elements. All good mysteries are grounded in social behavior. Kate began her apprenticeship of human idiosyncrasies with tributes to eighteenth and nineteenth century classics: "A Man of Few Words" (based on "Pride & Prejudice"), "Persuadable" ("Persuasion"), and "Mr. B Speaks!" (Samuel Richardson's "Pamela"). Next came the Victorian fantasy series, The Roesia Chronicles, so far including "Aubrey: Remnants of Transformation," "Richard: The Ethics of Affection," "Lord Simon: The Dispossession of Hannah," and her most recent publication, "Tales of the Quest." As well as a writer (and reader) of fantasy, history, mystery, and romance, Kate (Katherine) enjoys watching classic sitcoms, collecting manga, and her day-job: teaching humanities courses at Maine community colleges.